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English definition of “shuffle”

shuffle

verb [I/T] (WALK)   /ˈʃʌf·əl/
to walk by sliding your feet , rather than lifting them as you step : [I always + adv/prep] Grandfather shuffled into the kitchen , leaning on his cane . shuffle your feet If you shuffle your feet , you move your feet slightly because you are uncomfortable or embarrassed : [T] When I asked where he’d been, he just stared at the ground and shuffled his feet .
(Definition of shuffle verb (WALK) from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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